High School Sports Spotlight for May 27, 2013
May 26, 2013 11:04PM
Megan Carmody, of Sandburg
Updated: June 28, 2013 6:23AM
This week we shine the spotlight on: Megan Carmody, of Sandburg soccer; Austin Overby, of L-W Central volleyball; Yemi Ogunbameru, of Thornridge track; and Kyle Joy, of Shepard volleyball.
Sr., Volleyball, Shepard
Joy, a three-year varsity contributor, was an All-South Suburban Conference selection. The 6-foot-4 outside hitter led Shepard in attacks and twice notched 15 kills in a match.
“This was my best season,” Joy said. “I kind of expected to get all-conference this year. My hitting was solid and my passing was more consistent. We had a good season.”
Joy blasted 14 kills in a regional quarterfinal win over Illiana Christian.
Sr., Track, Thornridge
Ogunbameru made it to the Class 2A state finals in three events. In the rainy weather Saturday, he placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles, seventh in the 300 hurdles and ran on the Falcons’ 400 relay that finished sixth.
“My qualifying times were good, but my (final) times could be better,’’ he said. “I’m so glad I made it down here and I was able to place.’’
Ogunbameru said he plans to attend either St. Joseph in Rensselaer, Ind., or Southern Illinois at Edwardsville.
Sr., Soccer, Sandburg
Carmody is one of seven seniors on the Eagles, with most of them having played together for several years.
“We just know each other really well and we know how we play,” Carmody said.
Carmody, who will continue her soccer career at Lewis in the fall, had 14 goals this season entering Friday’s sectional championship against Lincoln-Way North.
“Meghan has been on varsity for three years,” Sandburg coach Desi Vuillaume said. “She opens up the offense for us.”
Sr., Volleyball, L-W Central
Overby, a two-year captain and All-Area selection, will be taking his talents to Ball State in the fall.
“I don’t know if I can take away just one thing about my career,” Overby said. “The coaching staff was great. They taught me so much. Without them, I wouldn’t be going to Ball State next year.”
Overby was selected to all-tournament teams at Lincoln-Way East, Brother Rice and Wheaton Warrenville South.